The more the merrier
Open relationships: the sex-trend of 2015
The romance holidays are over for the year-except for birthdays of course. You may find that eye of yours wandering again. Novelty is the most exciting part of a relationship, but the honeymoon stage always comes to an end.
Luckily for you promiscuous puppies, 2015 is marked as the year of the open relationship according to crappy girly magazines such as Cosmopolitan. Although this forecasted trend might have been influenced by the influx of freaky in the theatres thanks to the overrated film, Fifty Shades of Grey, I think that there may be something here.
An open relationship, for those less-informed sexy people, is when a couple decides that they will be emotionally together, but their vaginés and penés will roam the city streets and get lost in strangers’ counterparts.
Don’t jump into this without considering all aspects of it because there are definitely some pros and cons to this lifestyle.
Your sex life will never be boring. You can freely fuck anyone you want and still go home to that guy or girl that makes you feel best about yourself. It’s a real life dream.
Jealousy. ‘Nuff said. You may be envious that your partner is getting their dick wet while you’re drying up in your bedroom. Best way to avoid this is by setting rules and regulations that both parties in the open relationship must abide by.
You develop a whole new level of trust for your partner. In order for this style of relationship to work you need to be open and honest with your partner, about everything. Many open relationships that I’ve seen have a “no secret policy” meaning they want to know who, when, where, why and how you are screwing in your extracurricular activities. However, some partners may not want every juicy detail (see CON #1), so respect that. Tell them just as much as they need to know to understand that you are still theirs.
Judgment may come. Because this style of relationship is not comprehensible to the vanillas, they will have a lot of questions regarding the functionality of your love with your partner. Understand that it is none of their business and you don’t have share your personal matters with friends, family, or others. Open relationships tend to work better if they are not publically broadcasted. By keeping your secrets on the down low you’re going to avoid that unnecessary judgement by the people in your life.
You maintain that fiery spark with your main guy/gal. Due to the constant stimulation from outside sources and an outlet for built up sexual tension and fantasies, the relationship you have with your boo will be more special — like the first few months of dating! You will re-enter that honeymoon phase and you’ll always be jazzed to see your mate. Just ensure that they get first choice while setting plans and date nights. After all, they are your spouse, so be sure to allot them that time to share with you.
You increase your chance of falling in love with someone else. This is one of the biggest risks that this open lifestyle brings, and it may lead to the untimely demise of your relationship. Through extracurricular sexual encounters with people you fancy, and the release of happy hormones post-cum, you may accidentally strengthen that infatuation that led you there in the first place. Therefore, (stands up on soapbox) it is vital to stay honest with your partner and avoid bumping uglies with mutual friends so that you don’t complicate your situation any further.
So now, as I step down from my soapbox, and I let you go free into the unknown realm of multiple partners within a loving relationship, I leave you with this: don’t ever bring strangers home to the bed you share with your boo, because that’s fucking cruel. Don’t forget to protect yourself from babies, rabies, herpes and crazies. Wear a condom.